There’s a lot of interest and positive connotations around the word “psychopath”. People seem to think it’s a mandatory ‘trait’ in order to be successful, or that having no emotion and remorse is the only way to get ahead in life. Truth is, psychopathy is not a trait, it’s a hereditary condition. And you should all be grateful that you don’t suffer from it. You can’t ‘become’ a psychopath. If you’re really inclined, the closest you can get to becoming a psychopath is to turn into a sociopath, and they’re not the same. Before exploring psychopathic traits, here’s a contrast of psychopathy and sociopathy.